Stay Safe During Hurricane Season
Water safety doesn’t only mean pool safety. We are officially in peak hurricane season, so let’s look at what steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones out of harm’s way. With some preparation, you can avoid some of the danger associated with hurricanes at this time of year. The key to safety during hurricane season (and beyond!) is to prepare way before the storm even begins. In fact, you should plan before there is even a threat of one looming.
Prepare the Home for Hurricane SeasonFor optimal safety, make sure your house is ready to weather the storm, so to speak. Here are a few items to do in advance of the hurricane:
- Clean your gutters to avoid excess water, which can cause additional harm to your home.
- Prepare your yard by securing any loose or lightweight items that could float away due to any flooding or windy conditions, including items like lawn furniture and bicycles.
- Move your car indoors, if possible. It will be much safer in a garage than out in the elements.
- Prepare to stay upstairs and away from any windows during the storm. This will protect you from flooding waters or shattered glass. Bring your most valuable possessions upstairs with you so nothing floats away.